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's on a cia military hit list to be killed or captured. al awlaki's father is suing the u.s. from going after him. the u.s. secretary of defense, director of national intelligence and director of the cia want that lawsuit dismissed. our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence is watching the developments from washington. what are these national security concerns these officials have. >> reporter: yeah, fredricka. you've got national security on one side. some groups contend you have basic rights of an american on the other. here is what it boils down to. you mentioned why the government wants awlaki, they say he not only recruited the nigerian man who tried to blow himself on the airline that landed in detroit on christmas day he also exchanged e-mails with nadal hassan, the chaplain who opened fire and killed numerous people at ft. hood. al awlaki is not shy about saying he's planning and plotting attacks on the united states. they want him. they have targeted him. his father makes the point that he is a u.s. citizen and the u.s. government does not have a right to target its own citizens for
unveiled it. meewl republicans using their own weekly address to highlight their ideas about everything from federal spending to tax cuts to health care, house republicans first laid out their agenda on thursday in suburban washington. as you can imagine they and the president disagree over what the pledge has to offer. >> now, the republicans who want to take over congress offered their own ideas the other day. many were the same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place which isn't surprising because many of the leaders were among the architects of the failed policy. >> rejection of the notion we can simply tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity. it offers a new way forward that hasn't been tried in washington. an approach focused on cutting spending which is sadly a new idea for congress, accustomed to always accelerating it. >> julie: ongoing war of words, par for the course as both sides try to emphasize the stark differences in their policies. >> part of what president obama does not like about the republicans pledge to america is it calls for extension of b
the iran's president after mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested that the u.s. could be behind the 9/11 attacks. the president called the comments hateful. iran's president is not backing down. >> reporter: president obama has some strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mushing claims most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened at ground zero and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event two countries were invaded and up till now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists ahmadinejad does not represent the people of iran. >
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